would be of paid for lessons, it would be very costly. i think as well that not only will you get the experience of driving but having lessons is one thing but you don't get the full experience until they are let loose. that first time when you are out on your own and there is nobody sitting next to you. that is where you'll learn. 120 seems excessive. the story is that most people need an average of two tests to pass so those were going out with 20 hours of experience or less must be in the minority. if you have taken two tests you would hope you had done more than 20 hours. we will save the government has time to discuss this. that is it for the papers. thank you to both of you for coming in and i wish you a happy new year. i wonder what 2017 will bring us. hello and welcome to sportsday —
i'm steven wyeth. late drama in the championship as aston villa deny leeds third place in the table. ryan giggs is out of the running to become the next swansea manager — with chris coleman appearing to rule himself out too. and an impressive return for rafa nadal — winning his first match since injury emphatically. there was a meeting of two of the championship's most prestigious clubs at villa park this evening.
aston villa and leeds share plenty of top flight experience, and both covet a return. as patrick gearey reports it took late drama to deny leeds a place in the top three. by by headcount by history, these two clu bs a re by headcount by history, these two clubs are among england's biggest. aston villa were banished from the premier league only this year. it will be a long past back —— path. near misses, will had plenty of those. —— villa. there were as a moment seized 53 minutes in although the header was hardly an stop at all. -- the header was hardly an stop at all. —— unstoppable. the ball came again that there was a firm path. that would have given leeds assurance against panic. the handball was spotted not by the rhetoric but by his assistant.
penalty villa. still, leeds might have stolen it. for victory? no. penalty villa. still, leeds might have stolen it. forvictory? no. but for these x—files, the new year holds at least hope. # —— exiles. leeds are up to fourth for the time being, with villa ninth. in the night's other game, first half goals from chris o'grady and jackson irvine gave burton a 2—1 win at bottom side rotherham. burton move five points clear of the relegation places in 19th. swansea have ruled ryan giggs out of the running to succeed bob bradley. giggs had been the early front—runner. wales manager chris coleman has indicted he'll remain with the national team. it all means that paul clement and gary rowett are now the favourites to replace bradley who departed following the boxing day defeat to west ham after just 11 games and 85 days in—charge. the hammers boss slaven bilic doesn't believe the america got a fair chance and having been under pressure himself bilic certainly has sympathy for bradley.
it is basically you depend totally on luck. people are expecting from you to make something in a couple of months time. that's not with the preseason that straightaway again in two days and then again in five days. he didn't have any chance. he was lucky to win a few games. liverpool managerjurgen klopp has dismissed claims he wants to sign arsenal's alex oxlade—chamberlain next month. the midfielder has scored six times in all competitions this season, but klopp made his position very clear following reports linking the player with a move to anfield. usually i don't say anything about
tra nsfer usually i don't say anything about transfer rumours that i can make an exception. if we think we have to do something, if there is the player which can help us, not only in january but in february, march, april, may and the season after, then we would do something that then not. argentine striker carlos tevez appears to have become one of the highest paid sportsmen in the world after moving to the chinese super league. the former west ham, manchester united and manchester city striker has joined shanghai shenhua who are coached by ex—brighton boss gus poyet. they've agreed a 71.6 million pound deal with argentine club boca juniors — including a salary for tevez of over 600 thousand pounds a week. tevezjoins a growing list of high—profile players to head to china, including graziano pelle, ezequiel lavezzi, jackson martinez and oscar.
rafael nadal has made a winning start to his latest comeback from injury. it was an emphatic victory too — against tomas berdych at an exhibition tournament in abu dhabi. a wrist injury had troubled nadal throughout 2016, but there were no signs of rustiness — this was the first point back on court. it set the spaniard on course to take the first set 6—0, and he completed the job in the second. nadal will play milos raonic in the semi—finals. earlier, david goffin beatjo—wilfried tsonga in straight sets too. the belgian will now face andy murray tomorrow lunchtime. murray has his sights set on success in the first grand slam of the season, the australian open, which begins in mid—january. murray has lost there in the final five times, he goes in as world number one this time. i played really well in the past and
it hasn't happened for me so i need to do something a little bit different this year. i love the conditions there. i enjoy the tournament a lot. i will be going in hopefully playing well with a lot of confidence because of the way i finished in 2016. former world champion ricky hatton has called for more support for retired boxers. hatton said if there were some kind of union in place, others may be able to avoid the depression he's suffered in retirement. hatton fell into heavy drinking and drug—taking, and tried to take his own life on several occasions. he said that after quitting, many boxers end up feeling isolated. england all—rounder david willey was in fine form for perth scorchers, as they beat melbourne renegades by four wickets in their latest big bash match. willey took two for 15, as melbourne made 148 from their 20 overs. and perth looked to be cruising towards their target, with former england batsman ian bell making a rapid 22.
but there was a batting collapse, it went down to the last ball with perth needing three to win — and ashton agar smashed it for six. australia captain steve smith appears to have taken a liking to playing in melbourne. he scored a century for the third test match in a row at the mcg, as his side ended day four of the second test against pakistan with a 22 run lead. the aussies are a65 for six in theirfirst innings — with smith 100 not out. however, it's unlikely they'll be able to make anything of it, after four days of bad weather. south africa are closing in on victory in their first test against sri lanka at port elizabeth. the tourists are chasing an unlikely 488 to win, and ended day four on 240 for five. south africa's kagiso rabada and spinner keshav maharaj each took two wickets. phil taylor is through to the pdc world darts championship
quarter—finals after holding on to beat kim huybrechts at alexandra palace. the 16—time world champion looked to be easing to a 4—0 whitewash but missed several chances to win before finally claiming the match 4—2. he'll play long—time rival raymond van barneveld in the last eight. earlier peter wright set up a tie with james wade, while dave chisnall will take on defending champion gary anderson. they have one of the strongest rivalries in football — but today fans of both sunderland and newcastle put that aside to raise money for a five—year—old boy with cancer. as mark denten reports supporters came together in sunderland this afternoon for a charity wear—tyne derby. there has been 153 newcastle derby games but not one like this. despite
the formally committed tackles on the formally committed tackles on the pitch, these fans and archrivals are actually playing for the same team, raising money for five—year—old sunderland fan bradley lowrie who has terminal cancer. we thought this was the best way to get two tea ms thought this was the best way to get two teams that really dislike each other in football terms to get together and have a game. cancer overrides rivalry. these two teams have a history of disliking each other but this is fantastic. this event proves that family and foot ball event proves that family and football can work. bradley's family we re football can work. bradley's family were given his terminal diagnosis just before christmas. he has been a mascot twice at the stadium of light that his name has been shunted by newcastle fans as well. it shows that cancer has no colours. it brought us to gallop a good cause, that's what it's all about. i'm over the moon, for us to come together.
we re the moon, for us to come together. were going to go straight back to the pub in sunderland whereat think wearing this is going to be the best option but were going to make this an annual thing. option but were going to make this an annualthing. i option but were going to make this an annual thing. i don't want to spend too much time in this part of the world that we can give do it for the world that we can give do it for the kids. all the pressure you would expect from a north—east derby but channelled into one very good cause. that's all from sportsday. the fog is not as dense but there are still some dense patches. before you head out, check the situation stop it will come and go overnight but it is patchy and dense in places. still could cause problems. more by bonding across east anglia, south—east england but a few spots
elsewhere in wales, the midlands, elsewhere in wales, the midlands, elsewhere in wales, the midlands, elsewhere in southern england. a totally different story in northern scotland. we see rain moving in now overnight. it will be a mild start in the morning but it is notjust wet, windy as well. strong, dusty west south—westerly winds. a bit of pressure in north—east scotland and the north —— nice day and could the sunshine. 20 of cloud, western areas. west facing coastal hills will see light rain and patchy drizzle through the day. this is where the coldest weather will be, east anglia, south—east england, there is crossed out there for some others. most of that will clear tomorrow. —— frost. some places may stay misty and murky, holding the temperature down flat of many places, despite the cloud, will be milder competitor day. —— compared to today. glasgow and belfast, just five or six. there might be some spots in south—east england that might get to three or four degrees if you stay misty and murky. running
on through friday night, we might get stuck with this weather system hanging around in northern scotland, still wet, damp and drizzly. east anglia, south—east england, not as faulty. onto new year's eve, the weather system in north—east scotla nd weather system in north—east scotland finally moving southwards. as the day goes on and into the even in. if you are going out to celebrate the arrival of 2017, the rain pulls away from northern ireland and scotland and it will turn colder. on the current timing, it may change. will keep you updated. if you are going to be out and about,. a 2017 begins, it will be colder. the rain clear southwards and it follows on colder air. that is what is coming up over the next
few days. there is one weather warning in place for the rain in northern scotland. details about that. the met office weather warning is on the bbc weather site. hello this is bbc world news. our top stories. president obama orders tough measures against russia after accusing it of interfering in the us elections. a ceasefire agreed by the syrian government and opposition fighters has come into effect. several of the main rebel factions have backed the deal but some groups are excluded. and china's latest dizzying feat of engineering. we will take a closer look at the world's new highest bridge. hello and welcome. president obama